May 6, 2021

Back lot biking

Red Cub

– period snap of a yellow shirted teen with his new, at the time, Triumph T20 Tiger Cub.

May 5, 2021

May the Forth

Speeder Bike – Moon of Endor

– the first time I saw this chase scene in the movie theater back in ‘83 I was blown away. You were flung through the forest at breakneck speed as if you were aboard with Luke & Leia.

May 4, 2021

Early Light

Morning Dust

– tearing off into the high desert trail. There’s nothing like riding under the fresh early morning light. Especially if the destination is some wilderness backwater.

May 3, 2021

Fuel Stop

Gas Up

– at a fill-up just north of Milwaukee I spotted a pup wandering around the gas station. Looking for the owner I spied a sign on Mart’s window. “I live here. My name is Diesel” when getting a quick coffee I asked the attendant how old the old boy was. “Quite old” came the reply. “And he’s the second Diesel!”

May 2, 2021

Throttle Grip

WI Route 42

– quality light from the west as the sun sank over the Dairyland. The road ahead always beckons.

May 1, 2021

Doors of Perception

– an overnight trip to the northern parts of Door County was undertaken. Cool but nice clear light on the way up last evening with a deep blue lake on the right and the occasional sunset illuminated barn. Camped on the beach and returned back along the Green Bay side of the peninsula. A nice 560 mile leg stretch.

April 29, 2021

Appreciation Amplified

Satisfaction Guaranteed

– cool old advertising poster for Triumph. The chap with the cigarette is envious of the motorcycle owner.

April 28, 2021

Prism

“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”

– Pink Floyd’s legendary album reached number 1 on this day in 1973 .

April 27, 2021

Buggy

Dick Mann 1934-2021

One of the greats who passed away yesterday. Winning numerous races in his long career he was considered one of the greatest all-rounders. A two-time AMA Grand National Champion (1963 and ’71) Mann was the first person to win all five disciplines: road racing, short track, TT, quarter-mile and mile flat track. The photo is of him at a blistering pace aboard a BSA Rocket 3. Another photo below shows the triple line up at the Daytona 200 in ‘71 with Don Emde and Mike Hailwood to his far right and immediate right respectively. Mann to first place in that historic race.

April 26, 2021

Fleet Street please

Springfield Missouri

– odd sightings along The Mother Road. An old double decker London bus. It was parked in a food truck court and, if open, would have served Cornish Pasties… shame!

April 25, 2021

Get your kicks…

Rust on Route 66

– we’re now traveling through Missouri along the old cross country driving road. Occasionally an old American car peeps out from some weeds.

April 24, 2021

Chocks Away

Eureka Springs AR

– an adventurous sort tootling along the historic Main Street of a town that drew late 19th Century Americans to try the healing waters. Now it has fudge shops, t-shirt stores, trinket emporia, among other tourist attractions. Today also had the cacophony of open-piped Harley riders thundering up and down the traffic jammed narrow streets.

April 23, 2021

Countryside thrash anyone?

Shooting Brake Beauty

– a one-off masterpiece in baby blue. This TR6 Triumph was given the estate conversion by some adept owner. Fun? Sure! Practical? Yep! head-turning? Absolutely!

April 22, 2021

More Murals

Bear on a Bicycle

Little Rock AR

April 21, 2021

Captain Britain

Chopper

“Yeah, well, I’m just getting my thing together.”